Cornelis Van Schelluyne
Cornelis and Geertje set up their home in Albany's second ward. From 1679 on, they were prominent community residents. In 1697, his house included five children. Two years later, he joined his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England. Subsequent assessment rolls valued his property at a moderate rate. In 1720, his name was included on a list of qualified voters in the second ward. Cornelis was a shoemaker and tannery owner who held additional lots in Albany. The tannery was located outside the north gate - probably along Foxes Creek. He served as tax collector and firemaster in the second ward.
Cornelis Van Schelluyne died in May 1728 and was buried from the Albany church.
first posted: 6/25/05